According to Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun, freshman Jacoby Brissett will start again No. 24 Auburn this weekend.

This marks Brissett's second consecutive start after completing eight passes in 14 attempts for 94 yards and a touchdown in Florida's 41-11 road loss to No. 1 LSU on the road last weekend.

According to the report, both Brissett and fellow redshirt signal-caller Jeff Driskel took snaps in practice this week.

It is unknown whether Brissett passed Driskel on the depth chart or if the latter's sprained ankle was too injured to be effective Saturday.

Gators earn midseason honors

Despite back-to-back blowout losses, Florida has something to smile about.

GatorZone.com compiled a list of Gators mentioned in Phil Steele's 2011 Midseason Awards, and senior kicker Caleb Sturgis comes away with the biggest prize.

Sturgis was named a First Team All-American at the season's midway point, ranking third in the nation with 2.17 field goals per game.

Sturgis has been true on 13 of 14 field goal attempts and boasts a perfect 19 out of 19 mark on extra points, which gives him 58 points for the 2011 campaign.

Earning Honorable Mention All-American honors was junior linebacker Jonathan Bostic, who leads Florida with 42 tackles and 3.0 sacks.

Moving on to the Southeastern Conference squad, Sturgis made the first team and Bostic made the second team.

Joining Bostic is senior defensive lineman Jaye Howard (27 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery for a touchdown) and senior offensive guard Dan Wenger.

Rounding out the honorees was senior running back Chris Rainey, who made the All-SEC third team.

Rainey has scored five touchdowns, blocked a punt, and leads the Gators with 824 all-purpose yards this season.

Photo by Allen Eyestone, Palm Beach Post